Today, Governor Eric Greitens took the initial steps to activate the Missouri National Guard in anticipation of possible events related to the Jason Stockley verdict.
"As Governor, I am committed to protecting everyone's constitutional right to protest peacefully while also protecting people's lives, homes, and communities. Taking the steps to put the Missouri National Guard on standby is a necessary precaution,” said Governor Eric Greitens.
The Missouri National Guard may be needed to help protect critical infrastructure and free up civilian law enforcement to protect people’s right to protest peacefully. These resources take time to get ready. The Missouri National Guard is preparing now to keep people safe.